Five Rap Songs That Shout-Out Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, rapper Snoop Dogg, and entrepreneur Sean Parker pose backstage at Sean Parker's Celebration of Music on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

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Facebook has floated on the New York stock exchange! If you’re a business tech nerd, this is probably awesomely interesting news. For the rest of us though, here’s something far more entertaining — five examples of rappers using and abusing the social network in song shoutouts, plus a gratuitous picture of Snoop Dogg with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Soundtrack your social-network IPO party with this playlist.

1. Paul Wall, “Internet Goin’ Nutz”

Long before 50 Cent was cyber flirting with chicks on Twitter, Houston rapper Paul Wall was bragging about staying home and attempting to hook up with girls over the Internet. “So I log on to the Facebook/ I’m trying to find me a good look,” he raps, before going on to detail that he’s “Looking for a lil’ one night love/ I throw the bait and they bite the hook.”
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2. The Streets, “OMG”

In which lovable lad Mike Skinner gets all distraught after he peeps the Facebook screen of someone he has his eye on and realizes that her status is “in a relationship.” Also included: the most emotive ever use of the phrase “plain Helvetica.”

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